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Saudi govt wants up to 70pc of some individuals’ wealth for their release

Saudi officials are reportedly offering businessmen and royal family members detained under a corruption investigation freedom in exchange for their assets. The Financial Times cited sources as confirming the government is demanding up to 70 per cent of some individuals’ wealth in return for their release. The kingdom’s attorney general said last week that at least $100bn of funds had ... Read More »

Govt, civil society urged to work for global migration compact

Speakers at a seminar here today urged the government and civil society to work together for preparing the UN Global Compact on Migration and Refugees. The UN General Assembly in 2016 adopted a resolution to prepare Global Compact on Migration and Refugees by the middle of 2018. In this regard consultations at international and regional levels have already been planned. ... Read More »